Covid 19 and Brexit provide fresh impetus for EU Capital Markets Union

Background On 3 December 2020, the Council of the EU (the “Council”) approved a set of conclusions on the European Commission’s latest action plan (“CMU Action Plan”) on achieving an EU Capital Market Union (“CMU”).   Efforts to create a CMU have been ongoing since the Treaty of Rome came into effect more than 50 years […]

An EU Justice System for the future?

Effective justice It has long been recognized that a truly effective justice system rests on a strong core of independence, quality and efficiency.  It should also be noted that an effective justice system plays an important role in attracting businesses and investment to a country, helping it to generate economic growth and social stability.  Despite […]